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Bobsleigh at the 2018 Winter Olympics

Bobsleigh at the 2018 Winter Olympics was held at the Alpensia Sliding Centre near Pyeongchang, South Korea.[1] The events were scheduled to take place between 18 and 25 February 2018. A total of three bobsleigh events were held.

Bobsleigh
at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games
VenueAlpensia Sliding Centre
Dates18–25 February
No. of events3 (2 men, 1 women)
Competitors164 from 22 nations
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QualificationEdit

A maximum of 170 quota spots were available to athletes to compete at the games (130 men and 40 women). The qualification was based on the world rankings of 18 January 2018.[2]

Competition scheduleEdit

The following was the competition schedule for all events.[3]

All times are (UTC+9).

Date Time Event
18 February 20:05 Two-man runs 1 and 2
19 February 20:15 Two-man runs 3 and 4
20 February 20:50 Two-woman runs 1 and 2
21 February 20:40 Two-woman runs 3 and 4
24 February 09:30 Four-man runs 1 and 2
25 February 09:30 Four-man runs 3 and 4

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (South Korea)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Germany (GER)3104
2  Canada (CAN)1012
3  South Korea (KOR)*0101
  United States (USA)0101
5  Latvia (LAT)0011
Totals (5 nations)4329

EventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Two-man[4]
details
  Canada (CAN)
Justin Kripps
Alexander Kopacz
3:16.86 Not awarded   Latvia (LAT)
Oskars Melbārdis
Jānis Strenga
3:16.91
  Germany (GER)
Francesco Friedrich
Thorsten Margis
Four-man[5]
details
  Germany (GER)
Francesco Friedrich
Candy Bauer
Martin Grothkopp
Thorsten Margis
3:15.85   Germany (GER)
Nico Walther
Kevin Kuske
Alexander Rödiger
Eric Franke
3:16.38 Not awarded
  South Korea (KOR)
Won Yun-jong
Jun Jung-lin
Seo Young-woo
Kim Dong-hyun
Two-woman[6]
details
  Germany (GER)
Mariama Jamanka
Lisa Buckwitz
3:22.45   United States (USA)
Elana Meyers Taylor
Lauren Gibbs
3:22.52   Canada (CAN)
Kaillie Humphries
Phylicia George
3:22.89

Participating nationsEdit

A total of 164 athletes from 22 nations (including the IOC's designation of Olympic Athletes from Russia) were scheduled to participate[7] (the numbers of athletes are shown in parentheses). This was the first time that Nigeria had qualified for the Winter Games in any sport. The two-woman bobsleigh team was thus Nigeria's first ever representation at the Winter Olympics.[8][9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Venues". www.pyeongchang2018.com/. Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Organizing Committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Qualification Systems for XXIII Olympic Winter Games, PyeongChang 2018" (PDF). International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Schedule". POCOG. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  4. ^ Two-man results
  5. ^ Four-man results
  6. ^ Two-woman results
  7. ^ https://www.pyeongchang2018.com/en/game-time/results/OWG2018/resOWG2018/pdf/OWG2018/BOB/OWG2018_BOB_C32A_BOB-------------------------------.pdf
  8. ^ "Nigerian bobsled team will be country's first-ever Winter Olympics representatives". ABC News (Australia). 17 November 2017.
  9. ^ CTV National News. 16 November 2017. CTV.

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